Roll Call Grades
Students are evaluated in all courses at mid-term through Roll Call grades. These grades indicate generally how the student is doing in each course. Although the grades are not specifically equated to the traditional grades, they are often important sources of information for the student and his/her advisor.
- "S" means a satisfactory level of achievement has been observed to that point in the term, but doesn't specify what is satisfactory. The student should understand that the “S” grade could mean barely satisfactory or much better
- "U" means that the achievement is unsatisfactory in some way
- "I" means that there is work due but not received
- "NE" indicates that there has been no means of evaluation used to date in the course
In all cases, if there is an unsatisfactory grade, or an incomplete grade, the student should make an appointment to discuss the specific course with the professor. Advisors are notified of all “U” grades for their advisees and are urged to follow-up with the students to determine the best course of action to help the student improve his/her academic status. When there are multiple “U” grades, clear strategies for turning the situation around are important.
In general, Roll Call grades provide an opportunity for professors to let their students know that, at this point in the semester, the student is meeting (or not meeting) their expectations and requirements to pass the course. For graded work, a common rule-of-thumb to use is the break between C and C- (i.e. C and above = S; C- and below = U). Roll Call grades can also be used to alert the student (and their advisor) that other aspects of the student’s performance are currently below expectations (e.g. attendance, class participation, completion of homework, etc.).
Please note: When students receive a “U” grade, they are urged to first meet with the professor to find out what they need to do to improve their performance. Advisors and Class Deans also receive notification of “U” grades and should contact each student to help the student plan a course of action to improve his/her work in the class.
Roll Call is also the final opportunity in the semester to confirm the student's course schedule. If a course is missing, or a course is listed on the report that the student is not taking, he/she should go immediately to the Registrar's Office to resolve the discrepancy.
For Fall 2013 – Roll Call grades are due by noon on Wednesday, October 16, 2013
For Spring 2014 – Roll Call grades are due by noon on Thursday, March 6, 2014